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The Home Depot Strategic Business Development Remote Externship

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Business Development
Build your industry research skills with HD Ventures by analyzing companies disrupting home improvement.

Overview

In this externship program, students will learn strategic consulting skills to analyze and evaluate challenges from non-profit organizations using consulting frameworks, in an overall effort to help them solve their important problems. Selected individuals will be paired with a specific non-profit organization and dive into their strategic problems, such as development, impact assessment, process improvements, talent engagement, communication, and strategic positioning. Throughout this externship program, professionals from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) will provide mentorship and coaching.

The Experience

  • Learn about the strategy consulting process and how to help create value for a non-profit client based on their vision and mission
  • Research and develop an understanding of a given field
  • Analyze complex problems ranging from fundraising and development, stakeholder management, impact measurement, as well as use consulting frameworks to help identify problem areas and propose solutions
  • Learn to gather, analyze, and visualize data to inform problem areas and possible solutions
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation to a non-profit client that incorporates valuable insights, trends, and recommendations

Qualifications

  • Ambitious undergraduate students with an interest in consulting, strategy, and non-profits. This program is for students who would like to understand the consulting profession while generating ideas to help impact non-profit organizations.
Overview

Customer expectations across retail have continued to rapidly evolve with new technology, coinciding with an excess of new entrants in the space. The home improvement retail sector has seen significant growth, even throughout the recent pandemic. The Home Depot has continuously invested to meet evolving customer expectations and the growing demand for home improvement.

This externship provides students an exciting opportunity to be part of this evolution by partnering with The Home Depot’s Strategic Business Development Team and Home Depot Ventures. As part of Strategic Business Development, HD Ventures aims to invest in companies that advance The Home Depot's ability to provide a seamless interconnected shopping experience for home improvement projects, develop new and differentiated capabilities, and extend its low-cost provider position to better serve customers, better serve associates, and deliver operational excellence.

The Experience

For this externship, you will conduct comprehensive research that details the future of the home improvement customer journey and identifies market disruptors that warrant investment consideration. The geographical focus of this research will be North America, and the target customers are the growing market of homeowners and millennials residing in these geographical locations. This research will help inform the Strategic Business Development and HD Ventures team about market trends as they look to invest in companies that help them innovate.

During this Externship, you will:

  • Become familiar with the mission and objectives of The Home Depot and the Home Depot Ventures team
  • Learn about the broader landscape of the evolving home improvement retail sector, as well as evolving customer expectations and experience
  • Identify startups that are disrupting the retail home improvement sector that HD Ventures can consider investing in
  • Conduct a deep dive into the details of these companies and evaluate their target audience, offerings, and indicators of progress
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation showcasing findings and insights into emerging trends, the landscape of startups and disruptors, and potential investment opportunities as THD expands its home improvement portfolio


Qualifications

We are seeking ambitious sophomores, juniors, and seniors currently enrolled in accredited HBCUs. The strongest applicants will have demonstrated interest in corporate finance, business, start-ups, corporate strategy, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and consulting. Students studying business, finance, and other research-focused majors are the best fit for this program, but it is open to all majors.

Overview

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Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

Externship Currently Closed

New applications are not currently being accepted.

$750 Stipend

Students who successfully complete their externships will receive their educational stipends at the end of the program.

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open only to applicants attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

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About

The Home Depot

Founded in 1978 with approximately 500,000 associates, The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference. Our culture and success are built on an unwavering loyalty to eight guiding principles: creating shareholder value, entrepreneurial spirit, taking care of our people, respect for all people, doing the right thing, building strong relationships, giving back and excellent customer service. We live by a simple premise by our founders: Put customer and associates first and the rest will take care of itself.

The Home Depot is not accepting or considering any applications for this Externship through other channels.